noun: 1. The science of rocket design, construction, and flight. 2. Something requiring advance knowledge and intelligence.
- Dunkirk noun: 1. A desperate evacuation or retreat. 2. A crisis requiring drastic measures to avoid total disaster.
- machination Definition: (noun) A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end. Synonyms: intrigue. Usage: During his early youth he had to contend against the machinations of a malignant uncle, who would have robbed him of his large possessions. Discuss
- cogwheel Definition: (noun) A toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion. Synonyms: gear. Usage: Wheels began to revolve faster and faster, levers and cogwheels to work, chimes to play, figures to pop out, and the hands to advance with regular motion. Discuss
- Madame de Tencin "Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you."